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Matthew Singer

Matthew Singer

Matthew Singer writes about movies, music and podcasts for Time Out – a continuation of two decades spent analysing, obsessing over and occasionally making fun of popular culture. Previously, he served as the Arts & Culture Editor at Willamette Week, a Pulitzer Prize-winning alt-weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon, where he wrote about forgotten schlock-horror movie directors, interviewed Fred Armisen behind a dumpster, won national awards for music and profile writing, and once taste-tested dog beer. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, son and two cats, and spends way too much of his free time thinking about fantasy basketball.

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The best anime movies of all time, ranked

The best anime movies of all time, ranked

After you’ve absorbed every classic Disney and Pixar film, where does a nascent animation fan go next? In most cases, it’s the world of anime. And it truly is a world unto itself, bursting with mind-blowing imagery, unique storytelling and meticulous universe-building. And it’s not just for children, either: Japan’s best animated films are as smart and sophisticated as any live-action drama, telling stories that are often fantastical and thrilling but also deeply emotional and, often, extraordinarily human. It’s such a dense universe that for the uninitiated, it can be a bit intimidating to dive in. We’re here to help, with a list of 27 incredible movies to start with, ranging from Studio Ghibli’s heartrending classics to action-packed mangas come to life to semi-hidden gems stretching the boundaries of what anime can be. Fire up Crunchyroll and prepare to get obsessed. Recommended: ✍️ The 100 best animated films of all-time🐭 The 50 best Disney movies for family night🤖 The 10 best Pixar movies🌏 The 50 best foreign films of all-time

The 25 best martial-arts movies of all time

The 25 best martial-arts movies of all time

For the uninitiated, martial arts cinema can seem overwhelming. The starting points are well-known: Enter the Dragon; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Kill Bill; a handful of Jackie Chan flicks… or God help us, Steven Seagal. But delving deeper is an intimidating prospect. For decades, beginning in the 1970s, Hong Kong produced thousands of movies full of eye-popping, mind-blowing action scenes. Figuring out which are truly worth seeking out can require some guidance.  Consider this your road map. To help steer the kung-fu curious past the basics, we’ve ignored some of the more obvious choices to focus on the genre’s deeper cuts. Here are 25 of the most kick-ass martial arts movies ever made. Recommended: 💣 The 101 best action movies ever made😬 The 100 best thrillers of all-time🌏 The 50 best foreign films of all-time🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time

The 10 best boxing movies of all time

The 10 best boxing movies of all time

It’s called ‘the sweet science’, an odd nickname for a sport where the goal is to punch your opponent unconscious. But there’s something compelling about boxing that has kept filmmakers, in particular, coming back to it for decades, even as its position in popular culture has waned. Obviously, there’s the gladiatorial aspect – two individuals locked in combat, essentially bare but for their gloves and attire, duking it out in the vaunted squared circle for a ravenous crowd. Within that framework, there is a wealth of human stories to be told: about winners and losers, the has-beens and the shoulda-beens and the never was, underdogs and sure things. And in the great films, you really don’t have to know anything about the sport to get drawn into those stories. These are ten of the absolute best examples.

The best TV shows of 2024 (so far) you need to stream

The best TV shows of 2024 (so far) you need to stream

Last year we bid farewell to Succession, Barry and Top Boy, fell hard for Beef, Colin From Accounts and Blue Lights. The next 12 months should help us move on – the potential impact of 2023’s writers’ strike notwithstanding – as early hits like World War II epic Masters of the Air and Mr and Mrs Smith, Prime Video’s intoxicating mix of witty marital drama and zippy espionage caper, are already proving. Ahead are hotly-anticipated new runs of Bridgerton and Squid Game on Netflix, a third season of Industry, a sci-fi prequel in Dune: Prophecy, HBO’s barbed political satire The Regime, Park Chan-wook spy thriller The Sympathizer, and The Franchise, the latest from telly genius Armando Iannucci – among many other potentially binge-worthy offerings. But there’s only so many hours in the day and you can’t spend all of them on the sofa. Here’s our guide to the shows most worthy of your time.RECOMMENDED: 🔥 The best TV and streaming shows of 2023🎥 The best movies of 2024 (so far)📺 The 100 greatest ever TV shows you need to binge

The 25 best movies on HBO and Max right now

The 25 best movies on HBO and Max right now

In the beginning, there was HBO Max. Actually, if you want to go all the way back, in the true beginning, there was HBO Go, but that’s ancient history at this point. Anyway, it used to be that HBO Max was the place to go if you were itching to watch old episodes of The Sopranos or Sex and the City, or stream major current blockbusters without leaving your living room.  A lot of things have changed since then, the first being the name. Now it’s just Max, a reflection of the merger that formed Warner Bros. Discovery in 2022. And you won’t see those huge movies in your home until they’re out of theatres for a few months. But you can still spend plenty of nights getting reacquainted with Carrie Bradshaw and Tony Soprano – and you can still get access to a ton of awesome movies.  Thanks to licensing deals with the likes of Turner Classic Movies, Criterion Collection and Studio Ghibli, the platform is currently a major repository of truly great films new and old. Need help navigating the catalogue? Here are the 25 movies on Max you absolutely need to watch.  Recommended: 💻 The 35 best movies on Netflix right now🗓 The best movies of 2024 so far🌎 The best films on Apple TV🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time 

The 44 best Netflix original series to binge

The 44 best Netflix original series to binge

Every time you think you’re finally ready to cancel your Netflix subscription, they pull you back in – and it’s usually not an exclusive Adam Sandler or Lindsay Lohan movie that does it (although maybe sometimes). Most of the time, it’s because of a must-binge new series. Original episodic programming has been the streamer’s calling card ever since it stopped being the DVD rent-to-mail service and went entirely online. It changed the game with House of Cards in 2013 and has continually elevated it since, with the likes of Stranger Things and Russian Doll and the world-dominating Squid Game. Sure, there have been some creatively fallow periods, but then it always seems to bounce back with sometime leftfield, like Beef or One Day. Since it’s continually adding hours of essential content to its catalogue, there’s more high-quality content than you possibly have time for. That’s we’ve put together a list of the 41 Netflix originals series you absolutely have to see before finally deleting your account – and of course, once you think you’ve exhausted all your options, something else will get added just as you’re about to press ‘cancel’.  And before you get all upset about the absence of Black Mirror or Cobra Kai, we’ve left out shows that originated elsewhere before the platform picked them up. We’re also sticking to scripted series – sorry Tiger King and the countless other true-crime docs. That’s a list for another time. Recommended: 🎥 The 35 best movies on Netflix right now🔥 

The best Los Angeles movies of all time

The best Los Angeles movies of all time

Naturally, there are a lot of movies set in Los Angeles – it’s literally where American movies come from, after all. And yet, ‘LA movies’ seem less exalted than, say, New York movies or Paris movies. Maybe it’s because the city is harder to romanticise than other major cities, what with all the traffic, cosmetic tweakments and obsession with kale. Whatever the reason, it makes coming up with a list of truly great LA movies a tough task. But the great ones are really great. In terms of tone and subject matter, they’re as sprawling as the landscape itself, covering everything from showbiz dramas and inner-city thrillers to fizzy musical comedies and shadowy noirs. Here are our all-time favourites. Recommended: 🗽 The 101 best New York movies of all time🌭 The 27 best Chicago movies of all time💂 The 32 best London movies of all time🥖 The 54 best movies set in Paris

The best feminist movies you need to watch

The best feminist movies you need to watch

It’s not just Barbie we should thank for the long-awaited boom in female-led storytelling on the big screen. The cracks have been appearing in Hollywood’s glass ceiling for a few years now. Over the last few years, movies made by women and about women have become more prevalent on the big screen and on award stages – from the recent Oscar triumphs of Jane Campion, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland to the Michelle Yeoh-powered Everything Everywhere All At Once. And, of course, there was Barbie, Greta Gerwig’s subversive feminist fantasia based on the toy doll of yore, which almost single-handedly revived the film industry from its post-pandemic doldrums. Make no mistake, Hollywood is still a boy’s town, and the industry has a long way to go to truly evening out the playing field. (Gerwig, of course, did not receive a Best Director nomination.) But the truth is that women have been part of the filmmaking world since cinema began. In compiling our list of the 100 greatest feminist films of all-time, we’ve looked back over a century or so. While these films weren’t all directed by women, they all say something about the female experience in a way that deserves praise and respect – then, now and in our hopefully more equitable future.  Recommended: 🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time 🏳️‍🌈 The 50 best LGBTQ+ movies of all-time🗓 The best movies of 2024 so far🌎 The 50 best foreign films of all-time Written by Abbey Bender, Cath Clarke, Phil de Semlyen, Tomris Laffly, Helen O'Hara, Joshua Rot

The 100 best TV shows of all time you have to watch

The 100 best TV shows of all time you have to watch

Television used to be considered one of the lowest forms of entertainment. It was derided as ‘the idiot box’ and ‘the boob tube’. Edward R Murrow referred to it as ‘the opiate of the masses’, and the phrase ‘I don’t even own a TV’ was considered a major bragging right. And for a long time, it was hard to say that television’s poor reputation was undeserved.  A lot has changed. Television is now the dominant medium in basically all of entertainment, to the degree that the only thing separating movies and TV is the screen you’re watching on. Now, if you don’t own a television – or a laptop or a tablet or a phone – you’re basically left out of the cultural conversation completely. The shift in perception is widely credited to the arrival of The Sopranos, which completely reinvented the notion of what a TV show could do. But that doesn’t mean everything that came before is primordial slurry. While this list of the greatest TV shows ever is dominated by 21st century programs, there are many shows that deserve credit for laying the groundwork for this current golden age. Chiseling them down to a neat top 100 is difficult, so we elected to leave off talk shows, variety shows and sketch comedy, focusing on scripted, episodic dramas, comedies and miniseries.  So don’t touch that dial – these are the greatest TV shows of all-time. Recommended: 📺 The best TV and streaming shows of 2023 (so far)🔥The 100 greatest movies of all-time🎬The most bingeable series on Netflix

The best true crime documentaries on Netflix in the US

The best true crime documentaries on Netflix in the US

America is in the throes of true-crime addiction, and Netflix deserves a good share of the credit (or blame). Starting with Making a Murderer, the streamer has made documentaries chronicling murders, vanishings and other mysterious happenings one of its main tentpoles, and in turn has helped move true crime from pop culture’s trashy margins to the centre of the entertainment conversation. Is that a good thing – that we’ve turned sordid, often gruesome tragedies into gristle for the content machine? Really, that’s a discussion for another time. Because if you’re already hooked, all you really want to know is what you should watch next. Netflix is overflowing with true-crime docs, but in the rush to capitalise on the craze, not all of those on offer are worth even the most obsessed fan’s time. The following, however, all deserve a binge. Recommended: 📹 The 65 best documentaries of all-time💻 The 29 best Netflix documentaries to stream in the US👂 The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2022🔪 The 31 best serial killer movies 

The 30 best movies on Netflix UK right now

The 30 best movies on Netflix UK right now

Netflix has had its ups and downs in recent years, but subscription numbers show it’s still the king of the streamers, in America and the UK. It’s not just brand recognition, either: the platform has seriously picked up its film output, with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Rian Johnson producing original content for the studio. But at this point, everyone knows the deal with Netflix: while there are large, gleaming gems in its collection, they’re often obscured by piles of lineup-filling dross. So let’s help you dig out the quality watches. Here are the 30 best movies currently available on the platform. Recommended: 😬 The 20 best thriller movies on Netflix💻 The 40 best Netflix original series to binge👽 The best sci-fi shows streaming on Netflix 

The 20 best friendship movies of all time

The 20 best friendship movies of all time

Not everyone has been in love, but most of us know what it’s like to have a close buddy. So why is it that in the movies, romantic relationships get all the love? It’s high time to give it up for friendship flicks – movies about the platonic bro-downs and girl crushes that can often define our lives as much as any great love affair. So let’s raise a toast to our pals, homies, mates and BFFs – our cinematic ones, anyway. We asked the Time Out staff to name their personal favourite movies about friendship. Whether it’s between a hitman and a teenage orphan, high-school soulmates or two animated fish, we’ve spent so much time with these movie buds, we know them almost as well as our own friends. Recommended: 🤣 The 100 best comedy movies💓 The 100 best romantic movies of all-time✍ The 100 best animated movies of all-time

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Everything we know about ‘Bond 26’ so far

Everything we know about ‘Bond 26’ so far

Gentlemen, rev your Aston Martins and start shaking those martinis, because a new James Bond is on the horizon. Menthol smoke has not yet started billowing out of MGM Studios – the traditional indication that the next 007 has been chosen – but the chatter suggests Daniel Craig’s replacement has been selected and a confirmation is imminent. What does this mean for the future of the iconic British spy series and its upcoming 26th instalment? Information is limited, but here’s what we know so far.  When will the next James Bond be announced? With Bond 26 not expected on our cinema screens until 2025 at the earliest, the film remains firmly in the pre-pre-production phase. ‘We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through,’ said EON producer Barbara Broccoli in June 2022. ‘There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.’Co-producer Michael G Wilson has also stressed that Bond 26 will be a hard reset for the franchise and for Bond himself. Don’t expect any youngsters in the running was the gist of his comments in 2022.‘We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past,’ he told Deadline. ‘But trying to visualise it doesn’t work. Remember, Bond’s already a veteran. He’s had some experience. He’s a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He’s probably be

The best films out in UK cinemas and on streaming in September

The best films out in UK cinemas and on streaming in September

Rejoice, film fans – August is over! The end of summer is famously regarded as an end-of-summer dumping ground for major studios, and this year seemed particularly dismal. But with September comes slightly cooler temperatures and definitively movies as award season begins in earnest. This month’s slate is light on blockbusters or marquee releases but contains several smaller affairs you may end up hearing about come Oscar time, including Celine Song’s quietly heartbreaking modern romance ‘Past Lives’, the intensely intimate ‘Passages’ and Pedro Almodovar’s Pedro Pascal-and-Ethan Hawke-starring ‘queer Western’, Strange ‘Way of Life’. And hey, if you just want to see Denzel Washington shoot some bad guys, there’s always ‘The Equalizer 3’!     Photograph: MUBI Passages A long-tenured French couple (Franz Rogowski and Ben Whishaw) have their relationship thrown into chaos when the former has an affair with a younger woman (Adèle Exarchopoulos) in this typically small-yet-intense drama from director Ira Sachs. Having previously set his films in New York, Sachs utilises the Parisian backdrop to such a degree it becomes a character unto itself.  In cinemas Sep 1  Foto: Cortesía Konnichiwa Festival The First Slam Dunk Basketball anime style, Takehiko Inoue’s adaptation of his own mega-selling manga series ‘Slam Dunk’ is 20 years in the making and currently smashing box-office records in Japan and South Korea. It arrives on these shores as the fifth highest grossing anime e

‘The Bear’ is finally on Disney+ – here’s 5 reasons you need to watch it

‘The Bear’ is finally on Disney+ – here’s 5 reasons you need to watch it

Already a smash hit in the US, all eight episodes of ‘The Bear’ have finally arrived on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland. The FX dramedy, set in the kitchen of a blue-collar Chicago sandwich shop and starring the about-to-be-huge Jeremy Allen White, has generated a tonne of buzz since its first dropped on Hulu across the Pond.Created by Christopher Storer, it centres on an up-and-coming chef who inherits his family’s struggling greasy spoon following the sudden death of his brother. It’s earned critical raves for its breakout cast and sharply observed writing, which manages to convey a lot about grief and masculinity despite dealing with some not particularly articulate characters. And it’s already been renewed for a second season. So if you want to keep up with the zeitgeist, you’ll probably want to jump in as soon as it lands on the streamer. And if you’re wondering if it’s worth the four-hour investment, here are the five best reasons to watch. Photograph: Matt Dinerstein/FXWhite with Liza Colon-Zayas as Tina 1. Jeremy Allen White is basically a young Nicolas Cage First and foremost, ‘The Bear’ heralds the arrival of Jeremy Allen White. Okay, perhaps that’s a weird thing to say, given that he just wrapped up a ten-year stint as a lead on the US version of Shameless. But in his first true star vehicle, White shines as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Bezatto, aka Bear, a hot-shit young chef with hypnotic eyes and a wounded demeanour. White spent two weeks in culinary school to prepare for the

Everything we know about Damien Chazelle’s 'Babylon'

Everything we know about Damien Chazelle’s 'Babylon'

Damien Chazelle is returning to La La Land… But the director’s new movie is about a much different Los Angeles than that of his 2016 musical. In his upcoming Babylon, the 37-year-old filmmaker travels back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, a particularly grand and debauched time in the entertainment industry. It’s Chazelle’s first movie since 2018’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man and the first he’s written since La La Land made him the youngest Best Director winner in Oscar history. And according to Chazelle, it’s his most ambitious project yet. ‘It was definitely the hardest thing I’ve done,’ he tells Vanity Fair. ‘Just the logistics of it, the number of characters, the scale of the set pieces, the span of time that the movie charts – it all conspired to make it particularly challenging, but it was a challenge that was pretty exciting to take on.’ Chazelle says he’s had the idea for Babylon in his head since even before his breakthrough film, 2014’s Whiplash, but didn’t yet have the clout to do something so ‘massive’. He finally started working on the script in 2018, but then the pandemic stalled production. After screening teaser footage for a convention audience earlier this year, Babylon is finally nearing release – and it looks like another Oscar contender. Here’s everything we know about Babylon.   Photo Credit: Scott Garfield| Margot Robbie plays Nellie LaRoy in Babylon from Paramount Pictures. When does Babylon come out? It hits theatres in select US cities on Decemb

Everything we know about HBO’s true-crime series ‘My Dentist’s Murder Trial’

Everything we know about HBO’s true-crime series ‘My Dentist’s Murder Trial’

It’s the kind of true crime story episodes of Dateline are made of: a mild-mannered dentist in upstate New York is accused of killing the husband of the woman he’d been having an affair with. The murder weapon? A poison highly specific to his profession.  But that’s truly just the beginning of the bizarre twists and high drama of My Dentist’s Murder Trial, an upcoming limited series from HBO based on a 2017 New Yorker article. Written by a journalist who was also one of the dentist in question’s longtime patients, the piece adds a level of meta-narrative that lifts the tale above its sordid, soap-operatic details and made it the sort of story worthy of HBO – and some top-class actors – rather than, say, the Lifetime channel.     Here’s what we know about the series so far: When is My Dentist’s Murder Trial on HBO? According to Variety, the show is in early development as of July 2022, and no release date has been set – and given the recent tumult at the ol’ Home Box Office, let’s just hope it gets released at all. Who is starring in My Dentist’s Murder Trial? So far, only two names are confirmed to be involved in the project. One is Pedro Pascal, the Chilean-born actor best known for his starring role in The Mandalorian and who’s also turned up in Game of Thrones, Narcos and HBO’s highly anticipated upcoming video-game adaptation The Last of Us. He’s slated to play the dentist of the title, Dr Gilberto Nunez, who in 2017 was accused of killing his friend. The other name is Da

Everything we know about David O Russell’s ‘Amsterdam’

Everything we know about David O Russell’s ‘Amsterdam’

David O Russell is back, and that’s something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, the Silver Linings Playbook director’s new movie, Amsterdam, looks like one of the year’s first true award contenders, a high-energy 1930s period piece with an absolutely loaded cast. Like, everyone is in it. Everyone.  The problem is Russell himself. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker has long been known as an on-set tyrant, and the release of the Amsterdam’s trailer has dredged up an even more disturbing accusation of sexual assault, levied against him by his own niece in 2011.  How might those resurfaced allegations affect the critical and audience response to the film? It’s hard to predict at this point. But here’s everything we do know about Amsterdam – and about Russell’s past misdeeds.  Photograph: Courtesy of 20th Century StudiosZoe Saldana as Irma When does Amsterdam come out? It’s scheduled to hit theatres – no streaming, for now – on November 4, 2022. Is there a trailer for Amsterdam? There is and you can watch it below. What’s Amsterdam about? While the trailer gives an overview of the tone (comedic and caper-y), the time period (1930s) and the massive cast (see below), it doesn’t reveal much about the actual plot. The official synopsis describes it as ‘an original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.’ And the trailer plays up that the film is loosely b

‘Hocus Pocus 2’: everything you need to know

‘Hocus Pocus 2’: everything you need to know

When Disney first released the family-friendly horror-comedy Hocus Pocus in 1993, audiences did not immediately fall under its spell. Critics were unamused, and it bombed at the box office. But like the trio of witchy sisters at its centre, the movie found a second life, both on home video and cable - not to mention among cosplayers and drag performers. For a generation of ’90s kids, no Halloween is complete without a viewing. Now, after years of rumours, fan campaigns and public nudging from its stars, the film is finally getting a sequel. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are all back, reprising their roles as the Sanderson sisters, the goofily sinister trio of 17th century witches who have a serious bone to pick with the citizens of Salem, Massachusetts. The involvement of the original cast is probably all Hocus Pocus fans need to make the sequel must-watch. But here’s everything else we know right now about Hocus Pocus 2.     When will Hocus Pocus 2 be released? It’s scheduled to hit Disney+ on September 30 – just in time for the start of spooky season. Is there a trailer for Hocus Pocus 2? Behold! What happened in the original Hocus Pocus? On Halloween 1993, young residents of Salem unwittingly resurrect three witch sisters who were executed by the townsfolk 300 years prior by lighting the cursed Black Flame Candle. By the rules of the spell that brought them back to life, they must steal a child’s life force by sun-up to stay

Netflix is making a real life Squid Game – and you can compete for $4.5m

Netflix is making a real life Squid Game – and you can compete for $4.5m

Calling all gambling addicts, refugees, old men with terminal diseases, laid-off Netflix employees and other financially desperate folks: Netflix wants to cast you to compete in a real-life Squid Game. In a dystopian twist straight out of a very meta Black Mirror episode, the streaming platform is literally turning its most-watched original series – which, as you might recall, involves a competition in which players perform a series of kids’ games, with the losers being murdered on the spot – into an actual reality show. Like the fictional Squid Game, Squid: The Challenge will involve 456 contestants competing for a sum of money: in this case, $4.56 million – supposedly the largest prize in TV history. Netflix is calling it ‘the biggest reality competition series ever,’ while also ominously referring to it as a ‘social experiment.’   ‘As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show – plus surprising new additions – their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them,’ reads the Netflix statement. ‘The stakes are high, but in this game the worst fate is going home empty-handed.’   The casting page notes that ‘win or lose, all players will leave unscathed’, which is a relief to hear. Still, creating a ‘real’ Squid Game seems like a rather audacious misreading of the show’s critique of the Korean class system and capitalism in general. Then again, this isn’t the first time someone with a b

Everything you need to know about groundbreaking LGBTQ+ romcom ‘Bros’

Everything you need to know about groundbreaking LGBTQ+ romcom ‘Bros’

Can it really be true that the world is only now, in the year 2022, getting a gay romantic comedy from a major Hollywood studio written by an openly gay person? Somehow it is. But the good news is that Hollywood given the honour of making it to Billy Eichner, whose dyspeptic comic sensibilities ensure that it definitely won’t just be a queer-themed Hallmark movie. Bros, co-written by Eichner and Nicholas Stoller, who also directs, is described as ‘a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with’, which doesn’t sound too far off in spirit from Eichner’s Hulu series about caustic besties, Difficult People. Eichner also stars, alongside a majority-LGBTQ+ supporting cast occupying both gay and straight roles – another first.    All those milestones are great, but they’ll matter much less if the movie doesn’t ring true for the community the film is aimed at – something Eichner is keenly aware of. ‘[While] I wanted to make a movie that was hilarious and relatable to everyone, first and foremost I wanted to make a movie that felt authentic for the LGBTQ folks that the movie is about,’ says Eichner, ‘and who have been so profoundly underserved by Hollywood over the years, particularly the major movie studios.’ Will Bros live up to its historic billing? We won’t know for a few more months. But here’s everything we do know about Bros right now. When is Bros out? Originally due out in August, Bros will now land in U

Nope: everything we know about Jordan Peele’s horror epic

Nope: everything we know about Jordan Peele’s horror epic

In the span of three films, Key & Peele sketch comedian-turned-horror auteur Jordan Peele has entered the increasingly rarefied tier of director whose name generates intense anticipation around any project it’s attached to. In short, he’s one of the coolest filmmakers on the planet. Part of the reason for that, of course, his movies have lived up to the hype: both his smash 2017 debut, Get Out, and the follow-up, 2019’s Us, mixed horror and lacerating social satire with the skill of George A Romero at his best. But it’s also because he’s uniquely adept at the art of the tease. Last summer, Peele unveiled the poster for his latest feature, Nope. It only provided the title, cast and release date, but the Stephen King-like central image – an ominous cloud hovering above a lit-up town, a kite string dangling from its base – was enough to send the internet’s collective imagination racing. Then, during Super Bowl weekend, the first trailer dropped, tantalising audiences further – but revealing only a handful of additional clues.  That hasn’t stopped us from scraping up whatever information we can, though. Here’s everything we know about Nope. When is Nope coming out? One of the few things we can say about Nope with absolute certainty is the release date: July 22, 2022. Universal is pitching it as a ‘new pop nightmare’ and Peele’s first foray into summer blockbuster territory (Get Out and Us were both autumn releases). Reportedly, the film will bypass streaming services and debut ex